The long-term goal of this ONR project is to prepare the technical framework for the associated ONR DRI on Unified physical parameterization for seasonal prediction which aims to develop generalized physical parameterizations that will enable a global prediction system useful for forecasts out to seasonal time scales. Targeted specifically at improving/extending the forecast capability of the Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System (NOGAPS) and the Navy Global Environmental Model (NAVGEM; a successor to NOGAPS with new dynamical core and advanced physics) from weather prediction to seasonal prediction, potential PIs of the DRI will be able to work collaboratively and efficiently on model physics development using the technical framework developed by this project. The objective of this project is to offer support (e.g., consultation, code updates and version control, data transfer, user feedback collection and implementation, etc.) for users of NOGAPS/NAVGEM who obtain the system through the release of the code as determined by release guidelines. One of the primary objectives of this proposal is to establish a more comprehensive technical support capability for the NOGAPS/NAVGEM users, particularly those who have projects supported by ONR. The distribution of NOGAPS/NAVGEM to the scientific community will be accomplished by Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)-Monterey whose functions include, but are not limited to, making incremental improvements to the website, updating versions of the code as necessary, updating the NOGAPS/NAVGEM documentation, providing user feedback to NOGAPS/NAVGEM developers, and providing atmospheric and surface initial and boundary condition data for forecast model simulations.